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Vic-Maui Tracker, Official Document Updates, Vic-Maui Events, Featured Sponsor

by Vic-Maui, June 29th, 2018

Vic-Maui Tracker


Vic-Maui is using YB Tracking for the 2018 race. 


The Vic-Maui tracker is accessible from the Vic-Maui website home page or directly at Vic-Maui YB Tracker


Additionally, smartphone users can download the free YB Tracking app and follow the race using the mobile app.  



Official Document Updates


Sailing Instructions Amendment 1, Sailing Instructions Amendment 2, and Sailing Instructions with Amendments 1-2 have been published and are also accessible on the Official Notice Board.  


These amendments correct and update race committee phone numbers and VHF channels at the start and finish.  




Vic-Maui Events


The Vic-Maui Send-off Party is for race crews, family, friends, and supporters who want to send the fleet off in Victoria.  


The Vic-Maui Waiting Wahine Luncheon is attended by supporters who are waiting in Maui for the ship to come in. 


The Vic-Maui Awards Banquet wraps up the 2018 schedule. 


Early bird ticket pricing is available, as long as you don't wait too long!  



Vic-Maui Send-off Party - Victoria

This is the Send-off Party for the boats and sailors who are heading to Hawaii!  Walk the docks, ogle the boats, mix and mingle with the crews, enjoy food and refreshments, catch the sense of anticipation and the scent of salty adventure.  The Send-off Party is open to Vic-Maui race crew, delivery crew, shore crew, family & friends, sponsors, officials, and volunteers.  

Tickets:  In Victoria, each boat that is entered in the 2018 Vic-Maui will automatically receive one ticket for each Vic-Maui crew member at no additional cost.  Other attendees, including delivery crew, shore crew, family & friends, will need to purchase tickets to attend the send-off party.   Tickets are CA$10, deliberately inexpensive, when purchased early, and CA$15 at the last minute.  

More information and a bookings link for Vic-Maui Send-off Party tickets are available here:  www.vicmaui.org/victoria-events 


Vic-Maui Waiting Wahine Luncheon - Maui

Vic-Maui and the Pioneer Inn invite you to attend our traditional Vic-Maui Waiting Wahine luncheon.  This is the event for everyone who is waiting on Maui for their ship (and loved ones) to come in.  Everyone from Vic-Maui is welcome - Sailors, Family, Friends and Supporters!  

The Waiting Wahine Luncheon will be held in the Garden Courtyard at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, commencing at 12 noon on Tuesday July 17, 2018.  We are planning a wonderful luncheon, with an exciting new twist.  

Tickets are US$20, deliberately inexpensive, when purchased early.  

More information and a bookings link for Waiting Wahine Luncheon tickets are available here:  www.vicmaui.org/waitingwahine 


Vic-Maui Awards Banquet - Maui

The Vic-Maui Awards Banquet is the closing event of the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race. For 2018, the Vic-Maui Awards Banquet will once again be held at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, home to the Vic-Maui finish line at Black Rock in 1968!  

This year's Awards Banquet program includes the presentation of Vic-Maui awards, a sumptuous banquet, live music, and dancing.  There will also be a silent auction with proceeds going to LYC Junior Sailing Scholarships, craft booths, lei making, and Vic-Maui logo wear.  

Everyone associated with the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race is welcome:  Race Crew • Delivery Crew • Shore Crew • Family & Friends • Sponsors & Supporters • Volunteers • Public.  

Tickets are US$75, when purchased early, as cheap as we can make 'em for a great evening with excellent food and entertainment at a spectacular venue.  

More information and a bookings link for Awards Banquet tickets are available here:  www.vicmaui.org/awardsbanquet



The 2018 Vic-Maui & Key Dates 

  • Vic-Maui, first sailed in 1965, celebrated its Half Century in 2016.  

  • 2018 will mark the 53rd year and the 27th running of the Vic-Maui International Yacht Race.  

  • Entries opened June 15, 2017.  
  • The early entry deadline was September 15, 2017.  
  • The final entry deadline was February 5, 2018.  
  • The fleet size limit is 25 boats.  

  • Victoria start venue opens June 28, 2018.  
  • All boats will start on July 1, 2018.  
  • The awards banquet will be held July 21, 2018.  



Featured Sponsor




The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority was established in 2002 to act as an advocate and steward for Victoria's beautiful harbour. We are passionate about the power of the harbour to act as a catalyst for Victoria to fulfill its destiny as having one of the most outstanding harbours in the world.

The GVHA is proud to sponsor marine-based festivals and events on its properties for all to enjoy. We envision a harbour where people live, learn, work, and play; a spectacular gateway into Victoria's past and into its future, monumental in look and feel, linking communities and all people together.

Website: http://www.victoriaharbour.org/




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We invite you to follow the 2018 Vic-Maui for  Challenge • Adventure • Teamwork.  



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Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race

The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race is hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and the Lahaina Yacht Club.  First contested in 1965 and sailed every second year since 1968, Vic-Maui is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. Vic-Maui starts in July off Victoria, British Columbia and finishes near Lahaina, Maui, a distance of approximately 2308 nautical miles.  

Vic-Maui challenges navigators to demonstrate their weather routing and navigational skills. Success depends on the navigator’s skill in predicting where the Pacific High pressure zone and trade winds will be, nearly a week into the future.  

The adventure includes sailing around the Pacific High and surfing downwind in the trades. The days pass quickly with the fleet surrounded by dolphins and albatross, spectacular sunrises, sunsets and brilliant starlit nights.  

Teamwork gets the boats to the finish line near Lahaina, where each arriving boat is greeted with an outstanding Hawaiian welcoming party. Family and friends meet the racers to celebrate the accomplishment with hugs, leis and mai-tais. Many crew stay to spend more time enjoying Maui with their families before heading home.

Visit www.vicmaui.org for  Challenge - Adventure - Teamwork!


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Vic-Maui Sponsors



Royal Vancouver Yacht Club • Lahaina Yacht Club



Navis Marine Insurance • Pacific Yachting  Martin Marine  



CSR Marine • Eggbeater Creative  • First Yacht Services 
• Greater Victoria Harbour Authority • Harken • North Sails 
• Pioneer Inn • Pro-Tech Yacht Services 
• Ralph's Radio • Signature Yachts • Survitec Group  




Mount Gay Rum • Hester Creek • Whistler Brewing • Mustang Survival

Tremewen Art • Kingwell Island Art • West Maui Sail & Canvas • Trilogy Excursions • Burn'n Love

Victoria Preferred Accommodations

Harbour Towers Hotel • Hotel Grand Pacific • Sandman • Strathcona Hotel

Maui Preferred Accommodations

Aston Kaanapali Shores • Pioneer Inn • Sheraton Maui


 Vic-Maui Qualifying Races


Southern Straits • Oregon Offshore • Swiftsure • Van Isle 360



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